Winter Home Preparation Tips

 In Arvada Insurance Agency

Its that time of year again.  Denver, Colorado has had its first official night with temperatures below freezing.  Every year, people forget to prepare and end up with thousands of dollars of damage (and often insurance claims) to their homes and property.  To prevent having to file a claim this year, be sure to take the following steps to protection your property:

  • Unhook all hoses from faucets outside your home
  • Have your sprinkler system blown out and insulate any exterior pipes
  • If you have pipes on exterior walls, behind cabinets, keep your cabinet doors open on extremely cold nights
  • Have your furnace inspected and replace your furnace filter
  • Cover your AC unit
  • Have your chimney inspected to ensure it is free of debris
  • Clean your gutters and downspouts
  • Check your roof for missing shingles
  • Drain the gasoline from your lawnmower

While this may not be a comprehensive list of winter preparation tips, it is a good starting point.  By doing these things now, you can prevent potential insurance claims in the future.  If you have any questions or need a referral to a good handyman who can help, please feel free to call our office:  Barrett Bartels Insurance Agency: 303-463-9800.  We are located in Arvada, but are glad to provide insurance services across the state of Colorado. 



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